King James Bible
with Catholic Commentary by George Leo Haydock

Hosea 1

Under a figure, is represented the shameful idolatry of the ten tribes. (1-7) The calling of the Gentiles, and the uniting Israel and Judah under the Messiah. (8-11)

Hosea 2

The idolatry of the people. (1-5) God’s judgments against them. (6-13) His promises of reconciliation. (14-23)

Hosea 3

The prophet enters into a new contract, representing the gracious manner in which God will again restore Israel under a new covenant.

Hosea 4

God’s judgments against the sins of the people. (1-5) and of the priests. (6-11) Idolatry is reproved, and Judah is admonished. (12-19)

Hosea 5

The Divine judgments against Israel. (1-7) Approaching desolations threatened. (8-15)

Hosea 6

An exhortation to repentance. (1-3) Israel’s instability and breach of the covenant. (4-11)

Hosea 7

The manifold sins of Israel. (1-7) Their senselessness and hypocrisy. (8-16)

Hosea 8

Destruction threatened for the impiety of Israel. (1-4) For their idolatry. (5-10) Further threatenings for the same sins. (11-14)

Hosea 9

The distress to come upon Israel. (1-6) The approach of the day of trouble. (7-10) Judgments on Israel. (11-17)

Hosea 10

The idolatry of Israel. (1-8) They are exhorted to repentance. (9-15)

Hosea 11

God’s regard for Israel; their ingratitude. (1-7) The Divine mercy yet in store. (8-12)

Hosea 12

Judah and Israel reminded of the Divine favours. (1-6) The provocations of Israel. (7-14)

Hosea 13

The abuse of God’s favour leads to punishment. (1-8) A promise of God’s mercy. (9-16)

Hosea 14

An exhortation to repentance. (1-3) Blessings promised, showing the rich comforts of the gospel. (4-8) The just and the wicked. (9)